Block Machine Name is a small module that adds a machine name field to custom blocks.

Purpose:
Its primary intent is to solve the problem of styling and rendering blocks that use numeric auto-increment ID's which may later not match their production values when the blocks are recreated later. Machine names can only contain lowercase letters, numbers, and underscores.

Classes:
If you give your custom block a machine name such as 'my_cool_block', the block will be given a class of 'block-my-cool-block' (underscores will be converted to dashes).

Template Suggestions:
The module will also provide a template suggestion - in the above example, you could create a tpl named 'block--my-cool-block.tpl.php' (tpl files always use dashes).

Similar Modules:
Block Class will also allow you to get your own classes into a block ( based only on your arbitrary choice)
Features Extra also provides a machine name for blocks, but does not currently utilize the machine name for classes or template suggestions.
I have also tested running fe_blocks and Block Machine Name together - they should run together transparently just fine.

Thanks to the maintainers of Features Extra as this code is borrowed almost exclusively from their project.

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